October 28, 2009

This Palo Alto house has great neighbors

788 Clara Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94303 | MLS# 80927131
788 Clara Dr Palo Alto, CA 94303
Price: $1,550,000

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Beds: 5
Baths: 3.5
Sq. Ft.: 2,915
$/Sq. Ft.: $532
Lot Size: 5,663 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Traditional
Stories: 2
Year Built: 1954
Community: Midtown
County: Santa Clara
MLS#: 80927131
Source: MLSListings
Status: Pending With Release
On Redfin: 138 days
BEST $$$$ PER SQ. FT VALUE FOR THIS SIZE HOME IN MIDTOWN! NOT REPRODUCABLE! EXPANDED AND REMODELED. RECENT UPDATES. FLOWING FLRPLN W/ ABUNDANT NTRL LT. DRAMATIC 17 FT FRML ENTRY. GLEAMING HW FLRS, CUSTM MLDGS, RECSD LTNG ABOUND! LRG FDR W/ CSTM BLT-INS. HUGE LR, KIT, SEP FR FLOW TO LRG PRVT YARD W/ FLGSTONE PATIO, LAWN, & SUNDECK! WALKING DISTANCE TO TOP RATED P. A. SCHLS, PRKS, SPNG, TRNS. EZ COMMUTE TO 101 OR 280!

Thanks to Burbed reader Galileo for this find!

This house is not reproducable – or reproducible! The fact that it is built with such loving care in Palo Alto prevents that from happening.

Frankly, I think this is significantly underpriced, which probably explains why it’s pending already! It’s got so much going for it. Heck, even the house number is lucky! I bet there 32109 bids, and still growing. $532 per square foot? What a tease!

However, what really makes this house not reproducable, is the neighbors! Let’s take a quick walk down the street to meet one!

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Oh excellent! There’s an antique car collector down the street! In fact, it’s right next door!

This will provide for a fantastic learning experience for your children. In between MyTwitFace, they can learn how to change a carburetor air filter, and find empties for recycling! Now that’s diversity!

They’ll also learn about fairness – for example, how your children’s parents will be paying $15,000 a year in property tax while their neighbor pays one order of magnitude less – $1,370. Hey, after all, 780 Clara Street helped build this community. They’ve earned it.

Comments (28) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:04 am

28 Responses to “This Palo Alto house has great neighbors”

  1. RinkRat Says:

    Wht I lve the mst is the REALTARD’s exlnt use of grmmr. By elmntg every poss. vowel, he ws able to sqze in a cpl of add’l wrds into that exlnt prop dscrptn.

    What a moron..

    And what the hell does “SPNG” mean anyway??? Sponge? Seeping?

  2. burbed Says:

    Due to a scheduling error, there were two posts today. Oops.

  3. anon Says:

    haha. look at this shitty house in the ghetto.

  4. Herve Estater Says:

    > And what the hell does “SPNG” mean anyway??? Sponge? Seeping?

    Shopping. It’s close to Safeway.

  5. nomadic Says:

    no, silly. spanging What you’ll need to do for extra mortgage money. :-P

  6. island2012 Says:

    SPNG, that’s Snapping, i do that every afternoon.

  7. A. Lewis Says:

    Wow, overpriced by a factor of 4.

  8. Real Estater Says:

    There is another avid old car collector around the corner at 703 Clara Street. Check it out on Google street maps.

  9. Pralay Says:

    These are all “smart” people of RBA.

    Look at the red pickup truck on street view – full of smart stuffs.

  10. nomadic Says:

    Uh oh, my new neighbors moved in this weekend. One drives a pickup and the other drives an SUV. There goes the neighborhood! ;-)

    Or maybe that was just the workers… when the garage opened you could see that all of the carpet & padding had been ripped out of the house. Another fixer upper sold for over a million bucks. (shakes head)

  11. bob Says:

    That’s what I notice working in Palo Alto and environs. There are occasional older residents to remind you what the area was really like a few decades ago when it was more of a working class suburb.

  12. nomadic Says:

    Notice what? Pickup trucks & old people?

    My new neighbors are way younger than the senior citizens who moved out after they built their dream McMansion in Almaden. Mid-30s maybe? Anyway, my kind of people: move in and start ripping sh*t out! :-D

  13. DreamT Says:

    nomadic, please don’t break bob’s bubble

  14. DreamT Says:

    .. that would make you a prick! (ahahah… burst… prick)
    * yawn *

  15. nomadic Says:

    yuk yuk. oh well, I’ve already been called a dick.

  16. Herve Estater Says:

    So much humour tonight…

  17. DreamT Says:

    it’s not like I’m getting a lot of help either

  18. nomadic Says:

    Here’s a one liner for you guys:

    The trouble with owning a home is that no matter where you sit, you’re looking at something you should be doing.

  19. anon Says:

    That is a joy of homeownership: maintaining a deterioritating structure.

  20. nomadic Says:

    deterioritating

    Is that something that not only deteriorates, but is irritating for doing so?

  21. Real Estater Says:

    Pending.

  22. Pralay Says:

    Hurray! Gone pending……after 6 months. It proves that Palo Alto “1 to 2 million range is hot”. I bet this is another mutiple price reduction offer situation in Clara Dr.

  23. Herve Estater Says:

    Huzzah!

    I’m going to celebrate Tennessee-style and open a bottle of mayonnaise! Pop the cork, baby!

  24. steve Says:

    herve, huzzah indeed. well done.

  25. Pralay Says:

    Overbidding is still common in Palo Alto. I bet this is another property where there are 8 cash offers over $2M. Please open a bottle of Heinz ketchup for me.

    Is there any “prospective buyer” for this property who lost his bid to 8 cash offers over $2M?

  26. Herve Estater Says:

    Has anyone ever tried this?

    Who wouldn’t like a recipe that starts with “Cook bacon in pan and reserve rendered fat“?

  27. palo alto, median household income [Burbed.com] Says:

    […] because it includes all the people who don’t need to work to live in Palo Alto. For example, the neighbor of this house for sale who pays just $1370 a year in property tax. These people, who incidentally may just as likely be 21 […]

  28. nomadic Says:

    Sold for $1.505M in February 2010 but STILL shows as pending on Redfin. 1116 DOM and counting….


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